Monday 4 June 2012

Musing Mondays #7

Musing Mondays is a weekly feature hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  Each week MizB asks a book related question and we have to give our answers.

This week’s musing asks…

 Do you have a reading goal for the year, such as __ books? Why or why not?

The answer to this is yes, I do have a reading goal.  I never used to take much notice of how many books I read a year.  It used to be read as many books as I can, but now I spend more time blogging, the books I've read over the year has gone down.  Last year was the first time I set a reading goal, I noticed on Goodreads that there was a Reading Challenge, so I thought why not give it a try.  I did actually surprise myself as I managed to read 122 books in 2011.  

This year I have also set myself another Goodreads Reading Challenge of 110 books, I'm not doing that well at the moment as I've only read 22 books this year.  So this means I am  behind my schedule.  I do feel a bit under pressure, but then again life gets in the way and that can't be helped.  I'm not stressing out about the amount of books I read, because at the end of the day I'm here to enjoy the books and it's not a race!!


caite said...

I don't do challenges and I don't set goals...for me it all makes reading too much like a job.

Naga said...

122 books in a year is a lot!! Wow.. that sure is a high goal. Hope you'll get to the goal you want this year ^^

Check my musing monday? :)

Cathy De Los Santos said...

You've def got a lot of catching up to do hehe. Yah it's tough when other stuff gets in the way. Here's my Musing

wcs53 said...

Life can get in the way sometimes. I set goals, but if I don't make them it's okay. My MM post:

Kwizgiver said...

My book group's agenda is enough stress for me. Because you're exactly right: reading is fun!

Dani Cotton said...

I remember feeling like the amount of books I read last year was completely squashed by the amount you read last year :P I only read 57 in 2011, but that doesn't include uni books ... and uni books/work is the reason I read so little.
This year my goal is 50 again, but I'm already on 28! :) It's going well so far!

Hope you manage to pick it up - but if not, like you said, it's not the end of the world, and if you're enjoying the ones you do read, then that's what matters! :)

My Musing

Loves xxx

Nicola said...

I do the challenge on Goodreads just because I like how it sets out all my books from the year in one place! It's handy for referring to.

But I agree, totally not a race! All that matters is that we're reading :)

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